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Fascinating before and after photos have shown the incredible development of McDonald's restaurants from the first store in 1971 (shown in Yagoona, West Sydney) to today
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Incredible before and after photos have shown the development of McDonald's restaurants from the first store in 1971 to today.

And the change is just as striking when comparing the very first Happy Meal of the company in 1979 with the more modern equivalent.

The inaugural Australian location of the fast food giant in Yagoona, western Sydney, was a simple brick building with interior furniture that would be very dated today.

Fascinating before and after photos have shown the incredible development of McDonald's restaurants from the first store in 1971 (shown in Yagoona, West Sydney) to today

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Fascinating before and after photos have shown the incredible development of McDonald's restaurants from the first store in 1971 (shown in Yagoona, West Sydney) to today

The inaugural Australian location of the fast food giant in Yagoona, western Sydney, was a simple brick building with interior furniture that would have been very dated today

The inaugural Australian location of the fast food giant in Yagoona, western Sydney, was a simple brick building with interior furniture that would have been very dated today

The inaugural Australian location of the fast food giant in Yagoona, western Sydney, was a simple brick building with interior furniture that would have been very dated today

Throwback images show some of the first Australians to use the Drive-Thru of the restaurant in classic cars until the era

Throwback images show some of the first Australians to use the Drive-Thru of the restaurant in classic cars until the era

Throwback images show some of the first Australians to use the Drive-Thru of the restaurant in classic cars until the era

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Modest umbrellas were scattered on the balcony outside – a far cry from McDonald & # 39; s newest branch that opened this year in the northwestern part of the city.

The throwback photos show some of the first Australians to use the Drive-Thru of the restaurant in classic cars until the era.

The recognizable interior color schemes of the modern branches were nowhere to be seen in the first location Down Under of the American colossus.

Instead, Sydneysiders, looking forward to dining, were treated to a more anonymous setup that resembled a traditional dinner from the & # 39; 70.

Simple photo frames hung on the wall and old-fashioned wooden ceiling supports gave the restaurant a cozy atmosphere.

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Unlike the Yagoona site, the recently opened site in Bella Vista in the Hill District of Sydney cost an estimated $ 2-3 million to build.

The recognizable interior color schemes of the modern branches are nowhere to be seen in the first location Down Under of the American colossi.

The recognizable interior color schemes of the modern branches are nowhere to be seen in the first location Down Under of the American colossi.

The recognizable interior color schemes of the modern branches are nowhere to be seen in the first location Down Under of the American colossi.

Customers would have had a completely different menu choice than the one they had chosen in 2019, before the days of Happy Meals introduced in 1979.

Customers would have had a completely different menu choice than the one they had chosen in 2019, before the days of Happy Meals introduced in 1979.

Customers would have had a completely different menu choice than the one they had chosen in 2019, before the days of Happy Meals introduced in 1979.

The early Australian menu consisted of chicken and chips, a fish dinner and a luxury burger
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The early Australian menu consisted of chicken and chips, a fish dinner and a luxury burger

The early Australian menu consisted of chicken and chips, a fish dinner and a luxury burger

& # 39; In the evening the McDonald & # 39; s could already be seen from afar with the iconic neon & # 39; drive-in & # 39; sign and the illuminated roof

& # 39; In the evening the McDonald & # 39; s could already be seen from afar with the iconic neon & # 39; drive-in & # 39; sign and the illuminated roof

& # 39; In the evening the McDonald & # 39; s could already be seen from afar with the iconic neon & # 39; drive-in & # 39; sign and the illuminated roof

It comes with a two-story McDonalds PlayPlace jungle gym and is equipped with terminals for self-order, sockets and tube lighting.

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The new McDonald & # 39; s, which opened on March 29, is the 984th of the company's restaurants to open its doors in Australia.

The company will reach the brand of 1,000 restaurants within the next 12 months, said a spokesperson for McDonald's.

In contrast, the most recently opened branch in Bella Vista (photo) in the Hill District of Sydney cost an estimated $ 2- $ 3 million to build

In contrast, the most recently opened branch in Bella Vista (photo) in the Hill District of Sydney cost an estimated $ 2- $ 3 million to build

In contrast, the most recently opened branch in Bella Vista (photo) in the Hill District of Sydney cost an estimated $ 2- $ 3 million to build

It comes complete with a two-story McDonalds PlayPlace jungle garden sports hall and is equipped with self-service terminals, sockets and tube lighting

It comes complete with a two-story McDonalds PlayPlace jungle garden sports hall and is equipped with self-service terminals, sockets and tube lighting

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It comes complete with a two-story McDonalds PlayPlace jungle garden sports hall and is equipped with self-service terminals, sockets and tube lighting

The new McDonalds, which opened on March 29, is the 984th of the company's restaurants to open its doors in Australia

The new McDonalds, which opened on March 29, is the 984th of the company's restaurants to open its doors in Australia

The new McDonalds, which opened on March 29, is the 984th of the company's restaurants to open its doors in Australia

Customers had enjoyed a completely different menu selection than the ones they had chosen in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals revealed in the late 1970s.

The early Australian menu consisted of chicken and chips, a fish dinner and a luxury burger.

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A children's meal menu would have been an alien concept in 1971, with the idea in the most unlikely places in the mid-1970s.

It was in Guatemala where a & # 39; Menu Ronald & # 39; was designed as a convenient way for parents to feed their children, Sound effect reported.

Customers would have had a very different menu selection than the menu choice in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals unveiled in the late 1970s (1979 Happy Meal packaging shown)

Customers would have had a very different menu selection than the menu choice in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals unveiled in the late 1970s (1979 Happy Meal packaging shown)

Customers would have had a completely different menu choice than the menu choice in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals unveiled in the late 1970s (2019 version pictured)

Customers would have had a completely different menu choice than the menu choice in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals unveiled in the late 1970s (2019 version pictured)

Customers would have had a very different menu selection than the menu choice in 2019, before the days of the Happy Meals unveiled in the late 1970s (1979 Happy Meal packaging shown on the left and 2019 version on the right)

The packaging looks very different; a circus-themed design decorated with the retro version compared to the more stylish, solid red packaging of today (1979 children's game on Happy Meal)
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The packaging looks very different; a circus-themed design decorated with the retro version compared to the more stylish, solid red packaging of today (1979 children's game on Happy Meal)

The packaging looks very different; a circus-themed design decorated with the retro version compared to the more stylish, solid red packaging of today (1979 children's game on Happy Meal)

A bag contained a hamburger and a miniature sundae and French fries, and the invention was then tested in the US before the Happy Meal was launched in 1979.

A Happy Meal nowadays contains many of the same items, 40 years ago, with the 2019 version of Australia including chicken McNuggets and apple slices.

But the packaging looks very different; a circus-themed design decorated with the retro version compared to the stylish, red-red packaging of today.

A bag contained a hamburger and a miniature sundae and fries, and the invention was then tested in the US before the Happy Meal was launched in 1979.
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A bag contained a hamburger and a miniature sundae and fries, and the invention was then tested in the US before the Happy Meal was launched in 1979.

A bag contained a hamburger and a miniature sundae and fries, and the invention was then tested in the US before the Happy Meal was launched in 1979.

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